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Self-Dressing Salad of Your Dreams

What?  You don’t dream of salad?  Yeah, me neither….~snort~….but, this salad is like a dream because #1) It’s simple, #2) It’s delicious and Bonus #3) If you’re a newbie in the kitchen or an experienced cook, bringing this dish to any occasion will add to your kitchen cred. WATCH OUT!  OMT! is getting her street …

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Blueberry Muffins with Double-D Donut Glaze

Muffins with donut glaze seems impossibly decadent, but double-dip those beauties and folks will want to marry you, kids will clean their rooms without nagging and grandkids will think you made them candy for breakfast.  Oh, my. I present Blueberry Muffins, double-dipped with donut glaze.     The glaze is thin and subtle, but it …

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Russian Teacakes Done Right

Cakes, cheesecake, cookies, pies, bars…you name it, I bake it! So much yurm! With Christmas lurking, it’s time to start thinking about introducing something new along with your something traditional. In our house, Russian Teacakes are a longtime fav. Yet…they aren’t my favorite. I like ’em, I’ll eat ’em, but they’re a little ho-hum, which …

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Easiest Pinto Bean Recipe You’ll Ever Find

Pinto beans are a staple for Texans. We wrap them in tortillas, mash them for refried beans, eat them with our Tex-Mex, but never in our chili.  Today, I offer the easiest pinto bean recipe you’ll ever find. PrintEasiest Pinto Bean Recipe You’ll Ever Find Ingredients1 16 oz bag of dried pinto beans 8-10 cups …

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DIY Brown Sugar

Hands in the air: how many of you make or have ever made your own brown sugar? Me?  Not so much. I feel a little embarrassed and confused.  How is it that I have never ever made my own brown sugar (or vanilla ~faint~)?!  I mean, I’ve been baking since I was  9-years-old.  I’ve been …

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